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NERC-funded PhD Studentship available (Zooarchaeology)

10 June 2013

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A NERC-funded PhD studentship is available at the Institute for three years full-time study from September 2013 (Ref:1340709). The deadline for applications is 19 June 2013.

Changing animal use in prehistoric western Asia: zooarchaeological investigations

The Institute of Archaeology, UCL, invites applications for a NERC-funded research studentship, for three years, to enable a postgraduate student to receive training in research methods and to undertake a programme of research that will lead to the submission of a thesis and the award of a PhD.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology has access to prehistoric animal bone assemblages/datasets from areas of western Asia including northern Iraq and central Anatolia, key areas for exploring changing human-animal relations in the late Pleistocene/early Holocene.

A PhD student will be expected to undertake original zooarchaeological analyses to critically examine existing models of animal procurement and treatment during important periods of change in human-animal relations.

This studentship covers tuition fees and provides a termly maintenance grant (stipend) in accordance with NERC standards.

All enquiries about the studentship and the application process may be directed to Lisa Daniel, the Institute's Graduate Programmes Administrator or Louise Martin, Senior Lecturer in Zooarchaeology.

**Please note that statements and CVs will be accepted by email to Lisa Daniel or Louise Martin**

NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) invests in world-class environmental science, innovation and training for the UK through universities and its six research centres.